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Rory Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rory?

Ranking 379th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Rory is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #280 in 1959.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 856 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Rory was less than 5, most recently in 1938.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Rory occurred roughly during the years 1939-1949, 1950-1959, 1973-1977, and 2008-2015, whereas 1959-1968, 1970-1973, 1984-1987, and 1989-1993 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Rory be?

Rory's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Rory lately has risen.

The name Rory is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Rory (Girl)Rory (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 532 565 856 379
2016 465 637 821 387
2015 418 681 852 378
2014 329 841 747 417
2013 285 899 610 460
2012 248 1,019 564 481
2011 288 906 413 599
2010 245 1,021 304 747
2009 287 934 302 758
2008 275 976 281 783
2007 245 1,070 260 828
2006 231 1,094 246 830
2005 198 1,166 283 718
2004 201 1,138 264 724
2003 234 989 316 645
2002 187 1,117 258 698
2001 142 1,352 236 740
2000 85 1,979 290 631
1999 59 2,461 287 629
1998 53 2,605 302 609
1997 45 2,764 240 679
1996 40 3,011 242 677
1995 30 3,647 204 755
1994 35 3,288 223 697
1993 24 4,349 228 684
1992 29 3,756 272 625
1991 31 3,525 334 556
1990 31 3,495 373 512
1989 39 2,856 394 483
1988 34 3,023 406 447
1987 27 3,389 390 450
1986 32 2,956 444 407
1985 39 2,530 499 370
1984 38 2,505 548 342
1983 40 2,390 535 341
1982 42 2,356 736 281
1981 26 3,313 426 394
1980 28 3,114 356 438
1979 28 3,049 342 433
1978 39 2,343 418 376
1977 51 1,946 538 335
1976 33 2,469 242 518
1975 21 3,373 160 647
1974 27 2,739 166 624
1973 24 2,892 131 703
1972 32 2,341 187 583
1971 36 2,235 204 575
1970 51 1,776 281 483
1969 105 1,085 351 422
1968 18 3,135 171 580
1967 < 5 -- 202 526
1966 < 5 -- 255 481
1965 5 7,304 353 416
1964 9 4,923 363 424
1963 9 4,828 388 410
1962 14 3,561 509 349
1961 14 3,569 504 355
1960 11 4,110 637 311
1959 17 2,961 803 280
1958 16 3,061 487 346
1957 19 2,713 474 346
1956 34 1,862 510 327
1955 17 2,815 375 373
1954 13 3,294 295 417
1953 22 2,285 214 480
1952 12 3,348 163 550
1951 32 1,729 134 607
1950 41 1,448 163 533
1949 45 1,390 150 546
1948 43 1,420 122 616
1947 41 1,482 73 812
1946 < 5 -- 36 1,174
1945 < 5 -- 20 1,527
1944 < 5 -- 14 1,967
1943 < 5 -- 14 2,061
1942 < 5 -- 16 1,849
1941 < 5 -- 10 2,464
1940 < 5 -- 7 3,086
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.